Death Toll In Parwan Floods Rises To 116

The toll from Wednesday’s flash floods in Parwan have increased to 116 killed and 126 wounded, while the search for bodies continued on Saturday.

Wahida Shahkar, the Parwan governor’s spokesperson, told Reporterly that the numbers will continue to increase and change as search and rescue operations in Charikar were still underway.

According to the figures by the State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, about 160 people have been killed and 250 injured in floods across 14 provinces.

Thousands of acres of land and hundreds of homes were destroyed, with almost 5,000 people affected in Parwan alone.

The government is working with international aid organisations and the military to distribute aid to those affected and help with the rescue operations.

29 / August 2020